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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:30 am 
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Well, ok. It's not for my personal use...

At the Colorado Cafe, we've got a (shudder) year-and-a-half-old Dell Dimension for DJ/Presentation duties.

Basic Specs:

P4 2.0GHz/400MHz FSB
512MB DDR2700 DC-SDRAM
80Gb 7,200 WD Drive
Toshiba 4x DVD+R/RW
16x Toshiba DVD-ROM
128Mb GeForce Ti4600
SB Live! (Not 5.1. PC-DJ "splits" the channels for dual-deck MP3 Playback)

While playing our internal advertising on the big screens (which are 80-200Mb Powerpoint files), the machine skips during music playback. Not good for a large dance club! The manager asks if we can build a mid-line machine for just PowerPoint, then realizes that we've sent the Dell in for service 4 times already, plus I've fixed it twice. With that, he told me to buy an uber-audio system at CompUSA. After explaining that we'd have to modify any of the HP/Sony/Gateway towers, and still wouldn't have all what we needed, he bought this from Newegg:

Case: Enermax CS-5688A
Power Supply: Antec NeoPower 480w
Motherboard: Asus A8N-E
Processor: AMD Athlon64 3800+
Memory: (2) Corsair ValueSelect 1Gb DDR-3200
Program Drive: Seagate Barracuda 80Gb SATA-NCQ
Data Drive: Seagate Barracuda 400Gb SATA-NCQ
Video Card: XFX GeForce 6600 256Mb PCI-Ex16
Removable: Mitsumi Floppy/7-1 Reader
Back-Up: Seagate 400Gb USB2/1394 Drive
DVD Writer: Sony DW-D22A-B2
CD Writer: Plextor Premium 52x
OS: Windows XP Professional SP2

That, plus a 2-Port Belkin OmniView KVM Switch, Cables and 3 80mm Sunon Quiet fans completed the order.

We also ordered Creative's E-MU 1212MAudio Board from CompUSA.

After Taxes, S&H, and Insurance, it was $2,250. Not too bad, considering they spent $3,700 on the Dell with it's 17" LCD.

It all arrived this morning. Tomorrow night, I'll use our Maxtor One Touch to D&D all of the data, then transfer to the new machine in my home.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:05 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:12 am 
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Oh, by the way (and Blondie, please don't get pissed)...

It will not be Folding. :oops:

My fee from building it will go to a few of these to replace my old Durons which will be folding. w00t!

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SuperChip64 wrote:
Oh, by the way (and Blondie, please don't get pissed)...

It will not be Folding. :oops:

My fee from building it will go to a few of these to replace my old Durons which will be folding. w00t!

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Some luck you got, I wish I had hit pay dirt like you. As for Blondie being pissed off at you, I leave that one to her


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Out of curiosity, aren’t you going with a high-end audio card because this computer was meant to be an uber audio machine? Something like an audigy 2 zs platinum or the audigy 4 would fit in well…


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SuperChip64 wrote:
Oh, by the way (and Blondie, please don't get pissed)...

It will not be Folding. :oops:

My fee from building it will go to a few of these to replace my old Durons which will be folding. w00t!

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I was just about to bug you about that. O well, lose a few, win a lot.


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d1blet wrote:
Out of curiosity, aren’t you going with a high-end audio card because this computer was meant to be an uber audio machine? Something like an audigy 2 zs platinum or the audigy 4 would fit in well…


Yes, I did mention it. But Newegg doesn't carry it:

SuperChip64 wrote:
We also ordered Creative's E-MU 1212M Audio Board from CompUSA.


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